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Eki-ben, a quintessential Japanese experience. Supplied.

Eki-Ben: The Fastest Food in Japan

I’ve been to a lot of countries, but there’s one I keep getting drawn back to: Japan: For me, it offers the ultimate combination of natural beauty, history, culture, style and adventure. It’s also hands down my...

Nineteen at The Star. Credit: The Star

Four Great Rooftop Bars on the Gold Coast

Let’s face it, cocktails are always better when there’s a view involved. Whether it’s at the top of a beachfront hotel or just a level above the ground so you can enjoy a bit of people watching, there’s a high...

Sharks at Osprey Reef. Credit: Deborah Dickson-Smith

The Best Scuba Dive Sites in Queensland

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who will travel to the ends of the earth to discover the greatest scuba diving sites, and those who haven’t yet realised they should. We’re in the former. There’s...

Byron at Byron's stunning resort pool. Credit: Crystalbrook Collection

Byron at Byron Reopens With Fresh New Look

Every five-star hotel loves to claim they redefined a luxury hotel market, that they ushered in a new era of sophistication and left all others in their wake. Most of those claims can be easily dismissed. But, in the...

Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. Image: Supplied

Essential American Road Trips

The United States is a destination which requires a lot of time and effort to explore. You can’t possibly see it in one trip. You couldn’t even see it in a hundred. It’s multi-faceted; it’s a cultural extravaganza, a...

New Caledonia's beautiful beaches. Supplied.

A Beginner’s Guide to New Caledonia

Just a hop, skip and a short flight from Australia, New Caledonia is a Pacific island paradise filled with blinding white beaches, emerald palm trees, and turquoise waters that shelter a rainbow of dazzling marine life...

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.